Purple Hibiscus Syriacus

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Bloom Season
Fall, Summer,
Bloom Season
Fall, Summer,
Bloom Color
Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Planting Zones 5-9
November Through April
Sun And Shade,
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
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Purple Hibiscus Syriacus Description

Purple Hibiscus Syriacus


Purple Hibiscus Syriacus: A beautiful specimen with a maximum reach of about twelve feet and a spread of eight feet, the Purple Hibiscus Syriacus is a stunning woody shrub. It can liven up any sunny location in your landscape.


The Purple Hibiscus Syriacus is an Asian native shrub, but it is well-suited to the middle USDA growing zones in the United States. It is unfussy about soil quality and doesn't even mind clay, sand, or even a few rocks--as long as the water drains well.


Purple Hibiscus Syriacus is moderately drought-tolerant. It can withstand short dry spells with occasional watering.


Other Common Names for Purple Hibiscus Syriacus


This species, regardless of color, also carries other common names, including the following:


  •        Hibiscus
  •        Rose of China
  •        Rose of Sharon
  •        Rose-of-Sharon
  •        Shrub Althea

Despite the nickname Rose of Sharon, this species has no relation to roses.


Pollinator Species Love the Purple Hibiscus Syriacus


Pollinator insects, like butterflies and bees, along with hummingbirds and songbirds, will visit your Rose of Sharon. The insects and hummingbirds will find the bright purple and scarlet irresistible. On the other hand, ground-feeding birds will seek refuge from threats in the profuse foliage.


One animal that does not love Purple Hibiscus Syriacus is the deer. They'd prefer to find something less fragrant to eat and will only consume your hibiscus as a last resort.


Purple Hibiscus Syriacus Is an Incredibly Beautiful Shrub


The main attraction of the Purple Hibiscus Syriacus is the abundance of flowers that appear in the middle of summer. In warmer growing zones, the blossoms might continue into the latest days of fall.


The flowers can be as large as four inches with two layers of five crepe-like petals. Most blooms last for one day, and a fresh flower appears quickly behind it.


The lavender-to-purple petals contrast against a tinge of scarlet in the inner part of each petal and a yellow or spring-green center.


The foliage of this shrub is also head-turning. Glossy, dark green leaves have coarse toothiness around the edges. They alternate along the stem, fuller at the bottoms of the branches and thinning slightly near the tips.


Order Your Purple Hibiscus Syriacus from TN Nursery Today


TN Nursery suggests Purple Hibiscus Syriacus for anyone who wants a classic beauty of a shrub in their garden. Order from TN Nursery today.

Reviews (2)

  • 4
    Purple Hibiscus

    Posted by Matthew Garret on Jan 23, 2022

    A perfect haven for hummingbirds and butterflies. I so love this since it gives you a natural feel of a perfect eco system.

  • 5

    Posted by Grace on Jan 05, 2022

    I bought one last year it bloomed beautiful this year. I’m absolutely ordering more.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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